I told Atkins about my book club at the library and that we had read his second book of the Quinn Colson series The Lost Ones months ago (February of this year to be exact) and enjoyed it. I wish had remembered to add that I would have suggested the book club read the first book of the series The Ranger--but the library system owned more copies of the second book.
Another comment I would have shared with the writer was that his book did bring us stateside for a story--and in the Souh specifically--after reading a number of books in England and elsewhere.
|(I'm standing next to Ace Atkins during his visit to an independent |
bookstore in Charlotte. Our hands are resting on copies of his newest
"Quinn Colson" book The Forstaken which he was signing.)
I caught the tail end of the visit when the discussion veered to talking "The Rockford Files" TV series starring James Garner. Atkins was able to see some scenes filmed for one of the TV movies based on the series and also on a separate occasion got into a lengthy discussion with show creator (and novelist too) Stephen J. Cannell.